2nd November 2012
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On the face of it, Sticky Notifications is a very simple application. It allows you to create your own "Sticky" notifications in Mountain Lion, or in Lion (using Growl). Want a quick reminder on screen, Just click on the menubar icon or use a keyboard shortcut to create it in a flash.
Sticky Notifications also has integration with many other aspects of your Mac such as Automator and System Services, as well a full URL scheme to enable integration with Alfred and Launchbar
This full tutorial includes sections on:
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|Using Sticky Notifications||[2m 14s]|
|Configuring Sticky Notifications||[3m 58s]|
|Automator Integration||[5m 21s]|
|System Service Integration||[1m 59s]|
|URL Scheme||[3m 21s]|
|Custom Searches||[2m 29s]|
Spotlight is great, but it could be better!
Enter HoudahSpot 4 - the ultimate search utility for the Mac.
Now re-written from the ground up, HoudahSpot is even faster and more fully featured than previous versions.
Two applications to cover this week.
Chrome Remote Desktop - A free cross platform way to access Macs via your Chrome browser - either locally or remotely.
4K Downloader - A simple way to download 4K (or any other resolution) from YouTube or Vimeo.
Three of our favourite apps have had recent updates - PDFpen, Reeder & Evernote
This week's show brings you up to speed on updates to these three excellent applications.
Path Finder is a file manager and potential Finder replacement.
Acknowledged as a heavy weight in the field of Mac utilities, its reputation is further enhanced with the introduction of Path Finder v7, and the inclusion of many new features.
MoneyWell is one of the most respected personal finance applications for the Mac.
Using a unique approach of using "buckets" for your various budgets, it allows to to easily keep track of income and expenditure, ensuring you remain on budget.
Gestures on the Magic TrackPad are all well and good, but they are a bit limited.
In this episode, I take a look at creating custom gestures using BetterTouchTool (BTT).
You're only limited by your imagination as BTT includes support for a wide range of actions as well as custom keyboard shortcuts.
As well as the Magic TrackPad, you can also use it on your Magic Mouse, MacBook TrackPad or even the Leap Motion Controller.
I also include a short video snippet of the leap Motion Controller in action, being controlled by BetterTouchTool gestures.
Two desktop utilities in this week's show:
Drop Shadow - Create drop shadows, frames and borders with this simple to use utility,
App Delete - Don't just delete the application, delete all the cruft that goes with it. AppDelete will search out all the hidden files that comprise an installed application and delete the lot. It will also allow you to delete and archive, allowing you to re-install the application at any time in the future.
Sticky Notifications tutorial is also available to watch in Issue 5 of the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly
This issue is available for individual purchase as a back issue in the ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine iPad App